You are treasured

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week and you are continuing to remain safe and well! Several weeks ago one of my projects was featured on Scrapping4fun Challenges and I was asked to guest design in an upcoming challenge. Fast forward a bit… that challenge is now live and I’m delighted to share my GD inspiration project for #172 – Ocean! We’d love to see your project featuring anything in and around the ocean. Our sponsor is Polkadoodles so come on over and play with us for the chance to win a prize!

For this hybrid mermaid card, I started with a sea waves stencil and distress ink to create the background panel and adhered it to the card base. I purchased the Winnie Mermaid Kisses pre-colored digital image for my stash which I printed on Neenah Solar white cardstock and cut with a stitched oval die. I cut another stitched oval from light blue craft foam – one of my favorite tricks is to layer colored foam beneath an image so that the color peeks out from around the edge. I adhered the focal image to a slightly larger mini scallop die cut, then stamped a mermaid sentiment in black ink toward the bottom of the front panel. I added one tiny pearl to the clam shell she’s holding, some dimensional magic to the underwater bubbles, and a few flat-back pearls to the corners of the stenciled background.

I embellished the inside panel with a couple strips of blue cardstock and stamped another mermaid sentiment in black ink.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! What a sweet image!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Crafty Gals Corner: #209 – Fantasy World
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #124 – Summer
4. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Ocean or Beachy

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Linen Solar White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages, Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice blue foam, MISTI, Gemini Junior, Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves stencil, Modge Podge Dimensional Magic, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mermaid card and will link up an ‘ocean’ project with us this time! Be sure to check out all the fun Polkadoodles images and papers – you will love everything you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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